…so that all the people of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is might, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.
I chose joy yesterday.
I talked to God with my husband.
I met a new friend.
I enjoyed the rhythm of my Tuesday.
I ignored the voice that despises everything about me.
Because it’s not my voice, and it’s not God’s.
And that only leaves one option. And he’s certainly not invited to my day.
Alone, I am helpless. With God, I am everything and nothing will take me down.
We forget that. It’s easy to.
This world wants us to do it ourselves, look inward for that strength, take down the demons with absolutely no back up. And if the world’s run by Satan, wouldn’t it be clever to whisper this kind of plan into the ear of humanity and wait until your target’s defenseless?
Don’t do it alone. Because you will fail and failure tastes like death.
I’ve done it alone before. I know.
But hand held firmly in God’s, I also know this is just a moment, a blip on the screen. A painful hurt that weathers with His help, and soon I’m whole again. Soon I feel joy.
Thank you for the opportunity to know your face through my pain and to suffer, head against the heart of a gracious God. Thank you for relieving me of my burdens and giving me the strength to look fear in the eye and walk away.
TODAY’S READING: Joshua 1-4